Take the Train through Japan's Deepest Gorge
The Kurobe Gorge Railway is a perfect choice for tourists looking for something spectacular.
Shinjuku Station in Super Slow Motion
This super slow motion video taken at Shinjuku Station freeze makes mundane life pop like living sculptures.
Can You Sell Homes with Dozing Commuters?
Japanese people often sleep on the train. It doesn’t just happen during the morning rush hour, either: it happens pretty much at any time of day. This cute video connects train dozing with the importance of having a nice home at the end of the ride.
How to Survive the Last Train in Tokyo
Despite being Japan's most populated city, trains still stop around 1 a.m. in Tokyo. So how do you survive the crowded crush on that final train home?
The Storied History of the Yamanote Line
The Yamanote Line is Tokyo's, if not Japan's, most iconic rail line, and also one of its busiest. It's time for a special Yamanote trip—a journey through its past!
Putting a Vital Railway Back on Track
Despite suffering massive damage in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Sanriku Railway Company swiftly restored its services and has become a pillar of support for the region.
4 Fun & Weird Ways to Use the Train
Japanese trains are fast and efficient. But have you ever seen one used as a rolling showroom? Or how about having a concert at 260 kilometers per hour?
Train Postcards Represent Your Favorite Lines
Want to show your love for your favorite train line? With these wonderful train postcards, your dream is now a reality!
Plathome: A Home Designed Around an Old Train
What would you do with an old train car? If you're architect Takanobu Kishimoto, you incorporate it into part of a house!
The Shinkansen Network in Japan
A visit to Japan is incomplete without some travel on the Shinkansen, Japan’s bullet train network. With a new line connecting Hokkaido, there isn’t a better time to see all of Japan in the blink of an eye!
Thomas the Tank Engine Takes Japan
It may come as a bit of a surprise, but Thomas the Tank Engine is one of Japan's best-loved children's characters. In fact, the country boasts multiple theme parks and working trains dedicated to Thomas and his friends.
Merry Melodies for Train Departures
After taking into account suggestions from the public, Tokyo Metro has finally settled on some J-Pop jingles for train departures.
Curious Cats Sneak onto Trains
We have no idea where these adorable cats are heading, but they sure do look like they're enjoying their train ride!
Japan's Most Popular Train Passes
Japan's railway companies have created multitudes of passes to attract passengers, which can be confusing and off-putting at first to novice riders. Let's check out some of the passes so you'll be ready to ride the rails!
Japan's Magnificent Maglev
Japan's fast and super-efficient rail services have been the envy of the world for years, but the nation's newest train makes the speedy Shinkansen look like a tortoise.
Pompompurin Takes Over Shinjuku Station!
The adorable half dog, half flan Sanrio character, Pompompurin, is making commuters' lives a little more cheerful at Shinjuku station.
Mastering the Art of Sleeping Anywhere
Our friendly Texan in Tokyo has always been alert and vigilant while using public transportation—until now!
10 Intricate Ins & Outs of Train Etiquette
Japan is well-known as a polite society, and knowing the rules of etiquette is important to getting around Tokyo. With these 10 tips, you'll be commuting like a local.
The Station Master Cats
In many parts of Japan, train stations aren't merely gateways but places of interest. At Kishi Station in Kinokawa City, Wakayama Prefecture, it’s a cat that attracts people and makes the trip worth their while.
Riding Shotgun on a Subway
Ever wonder how a subway conductor sees the world? This video will give you a rare opportunity to hop in the driver's seat!